Ontario’s provincial personal injury laws and the regulations of the Greater Toronto Area’s numerous municipalities hold hosts of social gatherings and events, liable for any injuries of most kinds sustained by guests while on the host’s property. The diligent personal injury lawyers of Singh Barristers believe strongly in your right to enjoy a safe social environment.
AN EXPECTATION OF SAFETY
True, there’s no exercising absolute control over others’ actions, even when supervising them on your own property. There’s plenty that can be done to promote a safe environment in advance, and in many cases, a number of defusing actions that can prevent incidents, from removing unruly guests and maintaining a clean environment with minimal hazards to cutting off a gathering or event entirely if guests get out of hand. Most importantly, hosts can control the volume of alcohol both available to and consumed by guests. That especially includes explicitly prohibiting alcohol consumption by minors.
The law is especially unforgiving when alcohol consumption by minors is seen to contribute to violent or sexually based offenses. Parents can even be held legally responsible if they’re proven to have “probable cause” to know or believe that their home might host a party that includes underage drinking.
It’s that reasonable expectation that hosts should be able to control their own homes environment, that holds them at least partially responsible in many instances for harm. Therefore, injuries you suffer on another’s property may open them up to compensating you for any physical, mental, emotional, or financial losses.
Contact Toronto’s Singh Barristers law offices, if you’ve suffered harm of any kind while on another individual’s property. If your host managed the environment with a clear negligence or inability to control other guests, then the host may legally owe you compensation for injuries suffered as a result of that inability to manage a situation.